Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: City Year L.A. helps students realize their potential

City Year believes in the potential of all students, especially those from low-income communities that attend under-resourced schools. In an effort to bring out the best in those students, City Year Los Angeles was founded in 2007 as part of an education-focused national organization whose roots date back to 1988 in Boston. “For the last Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Group provides musical instruments, lessons for inmates

Ten years ago and more than 5,000 miles from Los Angeles, a couple of musicians wanted to do something to memorialize the legendary Joe Strummer, singer for the 1970s punk rock band the Clash. So musicians Billy Bragg and Mick Jones, who was the lead guitarist for the widely influential band, decided to donate instruments Read More…